Testosterone is an essential hormone in both men and women. This important hormone is produced in women’s ovaries and adrenal glands. While women produce much less testosterone than men do, that small amount of testosterone is critical for maintaining optimal sexual health and well-being. Testosterone levels decline rapidly during menopause, producing a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
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Testosterone is thought to be the “male” hormone but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Women need it just as much as men do. All those characteristics you think of when you think of a young healthy man: confidence, great energy levels, great physique, determination and others are the same things that women can potentially improve as well upon optimizing their testosterone levels.
Our women have reported dramatic improvement to complete resolution of these symptoms. The results come best when you address a deficiency in the other sex hormones such as Progesterone and Estrogen as well.
Testosterone helps accelerate your weight loss efforts due to more optimal hormone levels
When testosterone levels are optimized in women we see a reduction in menopausal symptoms
When cortisol is reduced and more melatonin is produced by the body it equals better sleep. Testosterone aides in creating a more optimal environment
Many patients see an increase in focus and cognitive skills
With optimized hormone levels and the right exercise program we see in increase in both bone and muscle mass
Bottom line, hormones control our moods. With adjusted Testosterone levels women can reap the benefits of simply feeling better more of the time
We have observed difficulty in managing a woman’s testosterone to the desirable levels with creams and patches. Additionally the creams can rub off on a partner. Women can inject testosterone and clinically this a great way to achieve optimal levels. That being said, in reality most women don’t want to inject themselves.
When prescribing testosterone therapy and general HRT programs for women, we’ve had the best success with natural pellet therapy. These hormone pellets naturally dissolve over time and cannot rub off on anyone else.
This is hands down the most common question we hear from our patients. This fear comes from Women’s Health initiative. (WHI) The WHI was the biggest study ever done on women and hormones. They proved that hormones can cause cancers and strokes. The problem with this study was that they did not include natural hormones in the study. All of the research we have seen on natural hormone therapy actually shows the opposite; They may be safe and effective.
This is very frequently asked by our women patients. The amount of testosterone to turn a woman into a man is equivalent to what you would have a man which is almost 10x the amount. Additionally, that process can take up to two years to make that transition. We are only giving our women just the right amount of testosterone to match their more youthful days and get them feeling great again.
The majority of our patients report decreases in symptoms within a few weeks. It’s important to understand though that hormones will continue to improve your physiology for up to nine months after introduction.